Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I CAN LEARN To Maintain Good Health With Herbs...

It's Wellness Wednesday and Today's Tea is made with Alfalfa Leaf, Burdock Root, Milk Thistle, & Red Clover with a pinch of Cayenne Pepper.

Medicago sativa

Uses:  Allergies - Anemia - Blood Purifier – Bones (heal & strengthen) -Detoxify Body (especially the liver) - Diabetes - Digestive Aid - Hemorrhaging - Peptic Ulcers - Pituitary Gland - Pregnant Women - Menstruation - Menopause – Muscles (heal & strengthen) - Nursing Mothers –
Vitamin & Mineral Supplement 

Nutritional Value: Biotin, Calcium, Chlorine, Inositol, Sodium, Sulfur, Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E, K, 
P, & U.

Parts Used: Leaves - Seeds.

Preparation Method:
Infusion - Leaves
Decoction - Seeds

Habitat: Africa, Asia, Europe, & America

Note - 1lb. of Alfalfa seed will feed a family of 4 for 1 year.

Alfalfa is 18.9% protein.  It has a higher level of protein than beef (16.5%), eggs (13.1%) or milk (3.3%).

Alfalfa is commonly known as the father of herbs.

Arctium lappa

Uses:  Arthritis - Blood Purifier - Cystitis - Gall Bladder - Gout - Hair Growth - Itchy Scalp –Kidney Stones – Liver - Skin Problems (acne, eczema) - Spleen

Parts Used: Root

Preparation Method: Decoction

Nutritional Value: Biotin, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Sulfur, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B6, B12, & Vitamin E.

Habitat:  Asia, Europe & America (well-drained soil; woodland areas).

Burdock is also known as beggar's button & Niu Bang Zi (Chinese name).

Capsicum frutescens

Uses:  Antibiotic - Asthma - High Blood Pressure - Catalyst - Childhood Diseases – Cuts - Digestive System - Circulatory System – Gas - Heart – Hemorrhaging – Muscles (health) -
Sore Throat - Toothache - Ulcers - Wounds - Yellow Fever

Parts Used: Fruit (dried/ powder form)

Nutritional Value: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B, B6, B9, C, & PABA.

Habitat:  Africa - India - Tropical America

Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum

Uses: Liver - Spleen - Depression - Headaches - Poisoning -
Recovery Treatments (cancer - substance abuse) - Skin

Parts Used: Seeds - Hulls - Flower - Root

Habitat: Northern Africa - Southern Europe

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Uses: Antibiotic For Tuberculosis - Arthritis - Blood Purifier - Breast Cancer - Cancer -
Immune System – Nervous System - Skin Disorders

Parts Used: Flowers

Preparation Method: Infusion

Nutritional Value: Biotin, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamins A, B, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, & P.

Habitat: Asia - Australia - North America - Europe - Moist Grassy Areas.

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